Access the calculator here: https://neonatalsepsiscalculator.kaiserpermanente.org/
By Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.
Publication by JAMA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=28241253
- fewer antibiotics for babies
- reduced reliance on CRP (which has ~75% sensitivity, ~85% sensitivity).
- Risk of delayed treatment
- Unsure of validity in maternal chorioamnionitis.
Is the baby unwell or not? Here are the guidelines from Kaiser Permanente
The rate of sepsis quoted by NETs handbook is 1-8/1000.
Not to be used if <34/40.